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Modelling the relationship between scientific and bibliographic classification for music

Lee, D., Robinson, L. & Bawden, D. (2018). Modelling the relationship between scientific and bibliographic classification for music. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology,

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Abstract

Scientific classification is an important topic in contemporary knowledge organization discourse, yet the nature of the relationships between scientific and bibliographic classifications has not been fully studied. This article considers the connections between scientific and bibliographic classifications for music, taking general discourse about scientific classification and domain analysis as its starting point. Three relationship characteristics are posited: similarity, causation, and time. In discussions about similarity, “accords” and “discords” are analysed. Furthermore , the idea of a scale of accord is introduced, and issues with assuming a univocal scientific or bibliographic classification of music are discussed. Causation and the idea of influence between scientific and bibliographic classifications for music are unpicked. The connections between accordance and influence are explored, and the concept of differing purposes for different classification approaches is analysed. A temporal dimension is considered, and the dynamic nature of connections between music scientific and bibliographic classifications is established. The idea of bifurcation is introduced – a change of accordance over time – which is prominent for musical instrument classification. The concluding model visualizes similarity, causation and temporal aspects as three dimensions, showing how scientific and bibliographic classifications for music are connected through a set of interconnected and complex relationships.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Lee, D., Robinson, L. & Bawden, D. (2018). Modelling the relationship between scientific and bibliographic classification for music. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, which is to be published in final form at https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/23301643. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.
Publisher Keywords: music; classification; knowledge organization
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Departments: School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering > Library & Information Science
School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering > Mathematics
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/20092

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